published: 2019-03-14 16:46:10
From January 8th – February 11th I solo travelled to the sunshine of Phoenix, Arizona with the intention to dive deeper within myself, to train for the upcoming hoop dance contest at the Heard Museum and to open myself to new experiences, people and places.
This took me to multiple diverse AirBnB’s where I connected with the hosts in the most amazing ways and realized they had similar interests as me. Then I met the founders of “Well for Culture”
where they took me on amazing adventures to their home nation. I was able to witness a presentation they did for the youth, an “Earth Gym”, beautiful bonding and I was able to pick their minds on their Indigenous ancestral knowledge on health and wellness.
I was able to meet new found friends Thomas and Sierra who also shared with me their insight and knowledge and who helped co-found the I20sp project in Phoenix through the Native Wellness Institute.
Then I ended up staying in an epic hostel called the “Hostel International – Phoenix Hostel where I met some beautiful people, went on some amazing hikes, explored Phoenix and took every day as a new day to explore with excitement. With these new found friends we went on a spontaneous overnight camping trip in the desert, where we lit a bonfire, watched the stars and had deep conversation. The next day we packed up and drove to Sedona where we did the amazing “Bear Mountain” hike with gorgeous 360 views all around.
The next video will be the sights and sounds of the hoop dance championships, so make sure to subscribe and stay tuned.
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